Another perennial England conundrum is who should partner Wayne Rooney up front. There isn't another English player who has properly complemented the forward, but for once it's quantity, not quality, that's the answer.
Because Rooney likes to track back into midfield and is best when he is more involved in the buildup—like Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka—the lack of an adequate foil has been a problem for England. Having two other forwards instead of one would present more options for England when they gain possession if Rooney is not located up top.
A three-man front line would also help accommodate more personalities. In a traditional 4-4-2, Florent Malouda of Chelsea would be a left-sided midfielder. But the Frenchman works better as a left wing in the Blues' 4-3-3. Among those opposite him is Salomon Kalou, who is a more traditional forward. In the center, of course, is Didier Drogba.
England would benefit by being able to mix and match up front. There would be room for prototypical wide midfielders like Adam Johnson and Ashley Young, as well as a more traditional forward like Bobby Zamora or Darren Bent.
One positive out of the France loss was the glimmer of hope from Andy Carroll as an international center forward. The Newcastle standout showed he was a good target man and sparked England with practically every touch.
With Carroll up top, Rooney free to roam and a third forward, England would present more problems to opposing defenses—unlike what they served up at Wembley in a boring, predictable attack.